I don't have the best record, not many speeding tickets... Maybe one prior to this but I have tickets for other things.
Recently got pulled over supposedly doing 136 in an 80.
The officer was driving eastbound and I was driving westbound on a curved road. He pulled a U-turn and pulled me over.
Did not let me speak, in fact said if I keep talking he would arrest me. Told me to take my keys out, called a tow truck and I was impounded for 7 days, suspended for 7 days and charged with speeding/stunt driving.
Now was I driving 136 in an 80? Truthfully, I don't think so.. but that's up to the disclosure to determine since the officer said he caught me on radar.
Now here's my question:
I have a court date July 18th. If I show up and the officer is not there, is it dismissed?
Also.. On July 18th (My first court appearance) should I speak to the prosecutor and try to get a plea charge for 49 over?
Any advice guys?
buhzar wrote:I have a court date July 18th. If I show up and the officer is not there, is it dismissed?
July 18th i'm assuming is likely your summons date. It's an appearance. There wont be a trial that day.
buhzar wrote:Also.. On July 18th (My first court appearance) should I speak to the prosecutor and try to get a plea charge for 49 over?
If they offer it, sure. They may also take your prior driving history into account before making that decision.
If it says SUMMONS at the top of your ticket, then your court date is a first appearance and is not a trial date and the officer will NOT be there. You can just plead guilty at this date (not recommended) or a better choice would be to ask for disclosure and a trial date.
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